Friday 28 October 2011

A Pineapple

Well the weather this week has been shit but last week building up to a 34°C day on Monday has had me slipping into a universe where there is only Moodymann. I can't think of any better music in the world to listen to while driving around on a belting hot day than some of KDJ's jazzy grooves. Not so much the techno 12s, but the albums just DO IT when the sun is out. 'People' is surely one of the juiciest jams in existence, with gorgeous sax baking away and Rhodes noodling about on top of a sickeningly slick groove. The other track - from the first Private Collection 12" - is just good fun with even more of Kenny's legendary personality bleeding through than usual. Sorry for the bullshit quality mp3. If you haven't immersed yourself in Moody's catalogue then you're missing out on some of the best experiences in music. Spark up somewhere warm and soak it up.

Moodymann - People [buy]

Kenny Dixon Jr. - Untitled [buy]

Found another top Soulphiction track tucked away in the dark abyss of my iTunes library from some time in 2008. Stripped back simplicity is the vibe and it works just fine. Just a few layers of repetitive bass plucking and some DIY handyman percussion holds the whole house together and the result is nice and sturdy. Not much more to say really, it's fundamentally a good track.

Soulphiction - Prison Song [buy]

Well since Modular are giving this away for free I guess every man and his blog will be sharing it on the information superhighway. But that's ok, the meeting of DJ Harvey and Canyons is worth jumping into the web 2.0 orgy to celebrate. I wouldn't have a clue how to classify it, it's a bit of a muddle of funk, acid, 90s house, disco and some weird filter shit, almost like a mini DJ mix with some strange record combinations and very busy hands. In a way it's exactly the kind of offspring I can imagine Canyons and Harv having, totally all over the shop but made to work perfectly by musical minds working on the next level. Full marks for the Galleon Trade remix too, this is a really great package! Although it doesn't look like it'll be released on 12" which is pretty bogus. PS the Canyons album is out today, give it a streamy stream!

Canyons - See Blind Through (DJ Harvey Remix)

Also check out this wonderfully fun set via RBMA Radio with Space Dimension Controller spinning back to back with Braiden. Happy days!


Friday 21 October 2011

Four Bananas

Got some nice techno / darkish electronic stuff here. This new Soulphiction 12" on Philpot Records is real nice. Kinda somewhere between deep house and lounge acid, it's a nice mellow groove, subdued and warm. Really like the progression and the care taken with the arrangement. Proper quality stuff from ze German producer.

Soulphiction - Freerotation II (Jackmate Dub) [buy]

Very fond this remix by our pals Rio Lobotomy for Cosmonaut on their latest Bang Gang 12 Inches release. A slow and large vocal techish thing with the Rio boys' usual exquisite drum programming. Exceptionally tight stuff, I adore their pinpoint groove precision, it's rather unique. The EP is worth lending an ear to, it's fab local talent.

Cosmonaut - One Dance Floor (Rio Lobotomy Remix) [buy]

This Kassem Mosse tune is a bit different for me - real dark moody techno which sucks me in deep. Not everyone's cup of tea I'm sure but the hypnotic droning and vast atmospheric landscape make my head cave in a little bit. It's a good thing. Like right after sex when your mind is completely blank and you're in a state of excellent nothingness.

Kassem Mosse - Enoha [buy]

Taking a step back to funkier lands, Melbourne chap Francis Inferno Orchestra is popping out records at a rate of knots. The Nicholas remix of one of his latest efforts is a beautiful deep lounge / bumping house gem, really simple and really quality. Nothing needs to be explained, it just works perfectly and that's that.

Francis Inferno Orchestra - I Need It (Nicholas' Basement Remix) [buy]

We have goooooood shit coming up in November. We're doing a show with Pantha du Prince, a warehouse party with Tornado Wallace playing all night long, a Das Moth gig and a Death Strobe Sunday Sesh. Happy days!

Thursday 13 October 2011

Delishcast 009

Sorry for the radio silence pals, been pretty sick the past couple of weeks. My fingers aren't full of many words so I'll be brief. The new Ruf Kutz record is awesome. Quiroga rules. Local legend Jonti's album (on Stones Throw!) is totally amazing, you need to hit that. DYWTRT is my fave DC LaRue track, alwayssss. Cool, hope you like this.

Delishcast 009 / Subscribe in iTunes / RSS Feed

1. Glowing Palms - I Don't Wanna Come Daan [buy]
2. DC LaRue - Do You Want The Real Thing
3. Darwin's Theory - Accept The Truth (Tom Noble Mix) [buy]
4. Claws For? - Yellow Orange [buy]
5. Quiroga - Crackin Martelli [buy]
6. Ben Butler & Mousepad - Cheer (Brokenchord Remix) [buy]
7. Jonti - Hornets Nest [buy]
8. Mike Simonetti & Johnny Jewel - Hollywood Seven (Disconet Dilemma) [buy]
9. Frank Booker - Tell Them [buy]
10. Space Dimension Controller - Transatlantic Landing Bay [buy]
11. Francis Inferno Orchestra - Come On Now [buy]
12. Deodato - Area Code 808
13. Eddie Hooper - Pass It On (Part 1) [buy]

Direct link to mp3

Much love, back real soon with actual blogging xx